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Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by chemobrain, Sep 3, 2018.
Makes punk & death metal sound childish by comparison...
what is hot foot powder?
Deep blues are the roots...it doesn’t get more profound
Now I have to break out my R.J. cds.
At my restaurant I shuffle through all of Robert Johnson's recorded works on a nightly basis.
I get more ?'s about him when I'm playing his jams than I do any other musical artist. There's something deeply resonant with his music.
Dubious. AFAIK bactine is post WWII.
I think that is some voodoo thing or magic potion.
Both Alvin Youngblood Hart and Chris Whitley versions are featured in the film "Hellhounds On My Trail - The Afterlife of Robert Johnson." Hart's cover is pretty close to the original but Whitley's is intense and transcendent in a way that's all together spooky.
And here's a Bill Morrissey song about RJ from the same film.
RIP Morrissey, Whitley, and RJ.
Hot foot powder
Hot foot powder is used in African American hoodoo folk magic to drive unwanted people away. It is a mixture of herbs and minerals, virtually always including chilli powder, salt, pepper and chilli flakes. Wikipedia
So just add beans and ground meat?
Ain't nobody ever been like Robert Johnson.......nor could anyone ever take his' place. That is some bad@$$ blues.
Such a killer song..I love EC'S version (ducks for cover)
Has everybody heard the supposedly speed corrected original recordings?
I like the speed-corrected recordings. Sound less squeaky, more Muddy.
Still a controversial point, though.
Interesting! I also like the speed-corrected recordings. They seem to sit much better to my ear. It's kind of interesting to reflect on the role that the original sped-up releases must have had on the development of blues guitar technique given their influence on other musicians. The beginning of shred guitar, perhaps?! Haha!
The father of the 27 Club that is never mentioned, i love you Robert, who knows what would have been without you......
"Walkin' Blues" sounds much more natural for lack of a better word. I love it. Hope they
someday release speed corrected versions of all his songs.